Teachers and Dharma Leaders
- G SchulzCommunity Dharma Leader
G Schulz began practicing insight meditation in 2003 after attending his first retreat in Thailand. Looking for a spiritual home, he became involved with ISC shortly after his return to Santa Cruz. G has participated in many retreats since 2003, both at home and abroad. He has also completed a teacher training program led by Bob Stahl, the Noble Path Program led by Carla Brennan and the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioner Program. G is currently participating in the Spirit Rock Advanced Practitioner program.
- Jace FreymanCommunity Facilitator
Jace Freyman, MHRS, is a trans-identified Dharma practitioner. They’ve been a sangha member and dedicated volunteer at Insight Santa Cruz for the past three years. They completed a year-long community facilitator training program under Bob Stahl, and have been mentored by teachers G Schulz and Kim Allen.
- Jules RodriguezCommunity Dharma Leader
Jules Rodriguez is a chiropractor, massage therapist and mindfulness teacher who has been practicing Vipassana meditation since the 1980s. She completed the Trained Mindfulness Facilitation program through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center in 2018. She has studied extensively and attended retreats with George Haas of Mettagroup and Against The Stream.
- Shane HillCommunity Dharma Leader
Shane Hill is a clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and community facilitator at ISC. He has been practicing Vipassana/Insight Meditation since 1985, has studied and trained in both Theravadan and Tibetan Buddhism, has been trained by Bob Stahl (ISC Guiding Teacher) in MBSR and community facilitation, and is an on-going student of the Suttas and of Life, the greatest moment-to-moment dhamma teacher of all. Shane co-facilitates the Rainbow Sangha sits and periodically leads various half-days and practice series from a blend of Buddhist and western psychology wisdom.
- Sep 12 2023
- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rainbow Sangha Sit – 2nd Tuesday
The Rainbow Sangha group offers a safer space for individuals who identify as queer, non-binary, transgender, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, gay, intersex, questioning, and others who identify outside of cisgender, heterosexual mainstream culture. We come together to meditate and explore the intersection of Buddhist teachings and LGBTQNBI+ issues. Our usual format includes meditation, a Dhamma talk, discussion, and social time with tea and snacks. This group is open to those who are new or experienced with meditation.
Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates.
Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center
Online Attendance Instructions:
Online Meeting ID: 932 2911 8477
Dial-in Passcode: 882921
Join online by clicking the Join Online button or calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and #. If a passcode is requested, then enter the Dial-in Passcode and #. Find your local number by clicking here. The preferred way to join is by using a Zoom application with your personal Zoom account.
Onsite Attendance Instructions:
Masks Are Optional
We highly recommend that onsite attendees be fully vaccinated, including boosters, per CDC guidelines. The use of an N95/KN95 mask is optional at this event. ISC will provide a mask if you need one, but you can support the center by bringing your own.
- Zoom user hosting the event: Zoom01@insightsantacruz.org